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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Discovery Summer Camp 2019

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Looking for something different and exciting for the kids to do this summer? Check out the Discovery Summer Camp, presented by the Discovery Center in Fresno. I sat down with the Executive Director of the Discovery Center in Fresno, Lori Hunter, to find out more about this unique summer camp!

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Final Cycle By Elaine L. Orr: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


No one likes the food police, especially during the Christmas holiday season. Retired Logland High School teacher Louella Belle Simpson didn’t care, though, as she never hesitated to criticize everyone’s eating habits, health status, or weight. Not even children were saved from being a target of the former health and home-ec teacher, which helps to explain why very few residents in Logland, Illinois, mourned her death. It was the manner of her demise that rocks the town, though, as poor Bully Pulpit Diner co-owner Marti Kerkoff found Louella in the spin cycle of the Logland Laundromat dryer.

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Hollywood, Be On the Lookout For Valley Actress Alena Gerard

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Movies SECTION

by Steven Sanchez




Every year, hopefuls from around the country move to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams of achieving acting stardom. The glitz and glamour of the art form is displayed at award shows, on social media, and in magazines. Some make it and some don’t, but that doesn’t stop people from giving Tinseltown a try.

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A Burning Love: A Mystery Short Story

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Wes Blalock


Seven weeks as an actual Cary Valley National Park ranger and Birdie McLaren was still excited to be wearing the time-honored “green and gray” uniform, although today she wore firefighter clothing, protective yellow and green Nomex. She adjusted her tiny frame atop the all-terrain vehicle, pulling a load of boxed food and bottled water up an old Army-built access trail.

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KRL News & New Podcast Ep Featuring Kris Bock

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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Why Metal Signs Offers The Best Of Both Worlds

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by staff



When you are unsure of what kind of business signage material or medium would work best for your needs, it is not strange and odd to get the following question: “Which is better, wood, plastic, or metal?” However, the answer to this recurrent question is dependent on your preferences and needs.

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Fill Your Space With These Modern Wall Decor Ideas from Florida Art Galleries

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by staff



If you are trying to refurbish and accessorize a home, especially small home, it can, for the most part, feel like your choices or course of actions are finite and restricted. And although there is not much that you can do to make more space, there are many ways that you can do to make your small home feel superbly put together.

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Disney’s Newsies Musical On Stage At Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE May 29 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Disney’s Newsies musical hit the Roger Rocka’s stage this past weekend, presented by Good Company Players. I had never seen the show before, but I was familiar with several of its songs and had seen a performance on the Tony’s, where it won awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography.

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Cat House on the Kings: Lots of Kittens/Lynea’s Vacation/Beat the Heat

FROM THE May 25 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



It’s the time of the year when The Cat House on the Kings staff almost hate hearing the telephone ring. Some days are worse than others, but most days see as many as fifty people calling to ask if we can accept more cats and kittens. I took a moment to look through the intake notes for those kittens we have been able to take in, and they tell a sad story about the status of stray cats in the Central Valley.

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End Of May Mystery Catch Up!

FROM THE May 25 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun catch up group of mysteries-Murder on Trinity Place: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, The Loch Ness Papers: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton, Murder in Midtown: A Louise Faulk series by Liz Freeland, and Wed, Read & Dead: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery by V.M. Burns.

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Tales From the Border: Cami, the Rest of the Story

FROM THE May 25 ISSUE

IN THE Tales of Diversity SECTION

by Mark Redwine


The smallest thing can sometimes make the greatest difference in life. Especially to those who are losing hope or suffering. Music can be like that. There is a kid’s song from Africa. It is one of those silly songs that started in Lake Nakuru and spread all over Africa. No matter where you went in Africa, no matter what language group, you could hear the kids singing this song.

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Hallmark Movies and Mysteries: Trio of New Hailey Dean Mysteries

FROM THE May 25 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has just introduced three new Hailey Dean Mysteries. Death On Duty, A Prescription For Murder, and Killer Sentence stars Kellie Martin as a therapist and former district attorney lawyer Hailey Dean, Viv Leacock as Fincher Garland an investigator for the district attorney’s office, and Lauren Holly as the current district attorney and Hallie’s former mentor. Author Nancy Grace also makes a cameo appearance in each movie.

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